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From Agenda 2020 to 2024

10 December 2014
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach attends the Men's Luge Singles on Day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

AGENDA 2020: With the inclusion of new sports and a changed bidding process, speculation mounts as to which city will bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

Sian Mulholland of Australia (3rd from left) with the winners of the Women In Sport Award at the IOC Session in Monaco on 9 December 2014. Mulholland won the award for Oceania for her achievements as a cycling coach. IOC President Thomas Bach and IOC Member Prince Albert of Monaco presented the awards.

CYCLING: Australian coach, Sian Mulholland, has been awarded the International Olympic Committee’s Women in Sport award for the Oceania region.

Natalie Ward at the Beijing 2008 Olympics and Rodney van Buizen at the Athens Olympic Games on Australia's road to the gold medal match.

TOKYO: Softball and baseball are the big winners from the 40 reforms announced by the International Olympic Committee in Monaco.

IOC members embrace change

9 December 2014
IOC members vote on reform measures at the Agenda 2020 session in Monaco on 8 December 2014.

AGENDA 2020: Each of the 40 recommendations for reform, including an overhaul of the Olympic bidding process driven by John Coates, has been approved at the IOC Session.

James Magnussen of Australia smiles into a TV camera after competing in the Men's 100m Freestyle semi final 1 on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

AGENDA2020: The International Olympic Committee has plunged into the television business in a big way... investing $750m on a new Olympic channel to be seen throughout the world, 365 days a year.

Jodie Kenny of Australia runs with the ball during the Women's Gold Medal Match between Australia and England at Glasgow National Hockey Centre during day ten of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

HOCKEY: The Australian Women's Hockey Team had to settle for silver at the Champions Trophy in Mendoza after going down to the hosts Argentina in dramatic circumstances.

Madi Wilson, Sally Hunter, Emily Seebohm, Bronte Campbell of Australia celebrates on the podium after the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay Final during day five of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamad Aquatic Centre on December 7, 2014 in Doha, Qatar.

The Australian Swim Team has finished its campaign at the 12th FINA World Short Course Championships in Doha overnight with a medal flurry – winning three silvers and a bronze, on the final day, taking their overall total to ten.

The opening canoe sprint event of the season has concluded in Adelaide following three days of racing at the West Lakes Canoe Club.

Mathew Glaetzer in action in the Men's Sprint 1/16th finals on day three of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Lee Valley Velopark Velodrome on December 7, 2014 in London, England.

CYCLE: Youngster Scott Law won Australia's only medal on the closing day of the Track Cycling World Cup in London as the big guns of the team failed to fully fire.

IOC President Thomas Bach

AGENDA 2020: The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, has unveiled his vision for the future telling IOC members now is the time to change.